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Rolling Bridge

Paddington Basin North Wharf Road | Grand Union Canal, London W2 1LF, England
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Not B(r)olled over

We were disappointed as not much to see or anywhere nice to eat in the area. We were living in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sylviamacdonald
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Phuket
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Nice bridge canal side

The bridge is better viewed from afar from the bridge that leads into the st Mary's hospital. Nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Zaid S
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London, United Kingdom
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Every Friday, at midday, the Rolling Bridge uncurls itself to be a footbridge over an inlet on the Grand Union Canal, in the Paddington Basin, and then curls up into a ball giving no clues to its hidden abilities.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
2 days ago
“Not B(r)olled over”
4 days ago
“Nice bridge canal side”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Paddington Basin North Wharf Road | Grand Union Canal, London W2 1LF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed as not much to see or anywhere nice to eat in the area. We were living in Windsor so it was quite a way to travel as really it was dull!!! Sorry

Thank sylviamacdonald
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The bridge is better viewed from afar from the bridge that leads into the st Mary's hospital. Nice artistic design

Thank Zaid S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If we were there when the bridge rolled it might have been more impressive, otherwise was glad we didn't walk far out of the way to see it. Only a few minutes from Paddington Station. So unimpressive that we didnt even take a picture. The...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The bridge was installed 12 years ago operated weekly at noon each Friday subject to wind conditions. The silent motion of movement from an unseen source is mystical. The bridge rises from one end and forms a perfect octagon and stands majestically on the canal...More

Thank DJLCW
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This unusual bridge is fine example of great design and skillful engineering. It consists of eight triangular sections which can be either curled, when not in use, or spread across the canal as a twelve meters long footbridge. It reminds me of the medieval drawbridges...More

2  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the same man who designed the bowl for the London Olympics and is essential viewing for anyone interested in engineering. In addition it's right beside the Paddington Basin, which is a great venue and not far from...More

2  Thank LeeCary
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Went on a Friday nice and early in readiness. A man cleaning the canal in hi-vis told us the rolling bridge was broken and to go back next Tuesday, and a man in hi-vis closer to the lifting bridge told us that was also broken...More

1  Thank sally010
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

One of the new attractions in London - Paddington is the Rolling bridge, nothing too exciting but when it rolls up its amazing... Its a beautiful piece of architecture. Good to spend couple of hours with family and friends and kids.

Thank Precious7717
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Every Friday at noon they roll up and then roll back this cute little bridge, in the middle of a canal basin surrounded by big glass office buildings. They normally do the Fan bridge too, which is a couple of hundred yards up the canal,...More

1  Thank max b
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We were staying in a Paddington hotel and during our stay there, we took several walks through the area and along the canal. During one such walk, we saw the Rolling Bridge, in its coiled form, next to the basin. We discovered that it was...More

1  Thank BigHugh51
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